Caralluma indica

Caralluma indica (Wight & Arn.) N.E.Br., Gard. Chron. III, 12: 369 1892. (Syn: Boucerosia hutchinia Decne. [Illegitimate]; Boucerosia indica (Wight & Arn.) Plowes; Desmidorchis indica (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze; Hutchinia indica Wight & Arn.);

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Habit: Herb
Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles 
Peninsular India

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This is Caralluma indica, collected from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The flower showing amazing colour variations from Green, white and red.
C. indica flowers have a odour of rotten fungus and the underground stem is whitish.
Flowers terminal, umbellate cyme, few flowered (4-8). Calyx 5-lobed, ovate-oblong, apex acute. Corona staminal and biseriate, lobes green, light-yellow with extreme tip purplish. Hairs are present except the tip portion.
A great collection of Caralluma spp. 
Thanks for sharing ...
Another awesome close up of the flower ... Rightly said by ... Great series of Caralluma
Thanks ... for showing us these beautiful pics of Caralluma's from Tamilnadu and Kerala. Great pictures.